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The Resource Fueling the Gilded Age : railroads, miners, and disorder in Pennsylvania coal country, Andrew B. Arnold

Fueling the Gilded Age : railroads, miners, and disorder in Pennsylvania coal country, Andrew B. Arnold

Label
Fueling the Gilded Age : railroads, miners, and disorder in Pennsylvania coal country
Title
Fueling the Gilded Age
Title remainder
railroads, miners, and disorder in Pennsylvania coal country
Statement of responsibility
Andrew B. Arnold
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If the railroads won the Gilded Age, the coal industry lost it. Railroads epitomized modern management, high technology, and vast economies of scale. By comparison, the coal industry was embarrassingly primitive. Miners and operators dug coal, bought it, and sold it in 1900 in the same ways that they had for generations. In the popular imagination, coal miners epitomized anti-modern forces as the so-called "Molly Maguire" terrorists. Yet the railroads were utterly dependent upon the coal industry. Railroad managers demanded that coal operators and miners accept the purely subordinate role implied by their status. They refused. This book shows how disorder in the coal industry disrupted the strategic plans of the railroads. It does so by expertly intertwining the history of two industries and shows the surprising connections between railroad management and miner organizing; railroad freight rate structure and coal mine operations; railroad strategy and strictly local legal precedents
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Arnold, Andrew Bernard
Dewey number
331.7/6223350974809034
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8039.M62
LC item number
U6132 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Culture, labor, history series
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  • Coal miners
  • Labor unions
  • Labor movement
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Railroads
  • Pennsylvania
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Coal miners
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Labor movement
  • Labor unions
  • Railroads
  • Social conditions
  • Pennsylvania
Label
Fueling the Gilded Age : railroads, miners, and disorder in Pennsylvania coal country, Andrew B. Arnold
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • part II.
  • HUMILITY:
  • 4.
  • Compromise : The Great Upheaval in Coal, 1886
  • part III.
  • STALEMATE:
  • 5.
  • Origins : New Organizational Forms, 1886-1890;
  • 6.
  • Association : Organization and Industry, 1890-1894;
  • part I.
  • 7.
  • National Scale : A Living Wage for Capital and for Labor, 1895-1902
  • Conclusion : Failures of Order in the Gilded Age
  • HUBRIS:
  • 1.
  • Cultural : Coal Mining and Community, 1872;
  • 2.
  • Formal : The Right to Strike, 1875;
  • 3.
  • Secret : Regional Leadership Networks, 1875-1882
Control code
860944236
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9780814764985
Lccn
2013043410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)860944236
Label
Fueling the Gilded Age : railroads, miners, and disorder in Pennsylvania coal country, Andrew B. Arnold
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • part II.
  • HUMILITY:
  • 4.
  • Compromise : The Great Upheaval in Coal, 1886
  • part III.
  • STALEMATE:
  • 5.
  • Origins : New Organizational Forms, 1886-1890;
  • 6.
  • Association : Organization and Industry, 1890-1894;
  • part I.
  • 7.
  • National Scale : A Living Wage for Capital and for Labor, 1895-1902
  • Conclusion : Failures of Order in the Gilded Age
  • HUBRIS:
  • 1.
  • Cultural : Coal Mining and Community, 1872;
  • 2.
  • Formal : The Right to Strike, 1875;
  • 3.
  • Secret : Regional Leadership Networks, 1875-1882
Control code
860944236
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9780814764985
Lccn
2013043410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)860944236

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